Affton News

Neighbor charged in Affton woman’s death

An Affton man was taken into custody in Kentucky charged with first-degree murder Thursday for allegedly killing an Affton woman last month. Danijel Colic, 23, of the 6700 block of Highland House Court in Affton, is being held on $1 million bond on one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action

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Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Musick Road is closed through next spring to replace a deteriorated bridge, causing delays for residents trying to get to Grant’s Farm, the Grant’s View Branch County Library and the new Dressel Elementary School. The bridge, which is roughly a half-mile off Tesson Ferry Road, closed at sunrise Tuesday,

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Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will open its Green Park location Wednesday, kicking off a week of festivities in honor of the grand opening. The organic grocery store opens at the former site of the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, when

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Affton school board rolls back tax rate 35 cents

The Affton Board of Education voluntarily rolled back its 2017 tax rate by 35 cents last week, choosing not to take the full tax-rate increase allowed by two tax-rate hikes voters approved last fall. Assessed valuation in Affton unexpectedly went up when final numbers came in last month, which allowed the board not to take

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St. Louis HELP sets donation drives Oct. 14

An organization devoted to getting needed home medical equipment into the hands of senior citizens is holding donation drives throughout south county next week. St. Louis HELP, or Health Equipment Lending Program, is a nonprofit organization that has distributed millions of dollars of free home medical equipment to people who need it every year. South

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Rogers Middle School students honored as local heroes

Three students at Rogers Middle School in the Affton School District were recently honored by the city and county as local heroes after coming to the rescue of their ailing bus driver on the way home from school. County Executive Steve Stenger designated Friday, Sept. 22, as Rogers Middle School Heroes Day in the county,

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Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

The Affton Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted to roll back the district’s general-fund tax rate by 5 cents for residential and commercial property owners. This savings to the property owners will be $257,430 this year, including $18,616 in savings to the residents that the district serves within the city of Crestwood. “This is

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Beck sponsors food drive for Affton Christian Food Pantry

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and the Missouri House Democratic Caucus will sponsor a food drive to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Donations will be accepted at the Affton Fire Protection District, 9282 Gravois Road, the Beck residence at 9426 Brenda Ave. and the Shop ’n

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